Our 5-star holiday park is ideally situated close to a beautiful stretch of the Cornish coast which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Beauty, as well as a Heritage Coast. Within easy walking distance of our park lies the secluded Talland bay, in between the popular Cornish town and village of Looe and Polperro. Away from the often bustling streets, Talland bay is a hidden gem with two unspoilt, golden sandy beaches both ripe for exploring.
The beach is calling!
The main beach, Talland Sand, is the more popular with good facilities including toilets, a shop, a pretty café with tables almost on the beach plus a car park – so there’s no need to lug all your beach gear with you! At low tide, there are numerous rockpools to explore, each home to a startling array of marine life from anemones to hermit crabs and fish. The waters here are tranquil and calm, offering safe swimming making it the perfect spot for a family beach day.
On the other side of Talland bay lies the slightly quieter Rotterdam Beach which is only accessible via steps. Less sandy than the more westerly Talland Sand cove, this beach offers excellent snorkelling as well as rock pooling and fabulous coastal views. Peering over the beach is the Grade I Listed St Tallanus’ Church, originally built by Augustinian monks from Launceston, the site is spectacular and worth a visit during your time in Talland bay. Parking is available here and the Smugglers rest café serves those who make the trip.
The secluded nature of Talland bay naturally lured smugglers and the area has a rich maritime history including several shipwrecks. One such wreck, the French steam trawler, ‘Marguerite’, which struck the rocks in 1922, can be clearly seen in the middle of the bay at low tide. In fact the entire rock formations of Talland bay are incredibly striking and of geological importance. The slates, siltstones and sandstones here have been dated back to the Devonian period and their different rates of erosion have revealed a colourful pattern of reds, green and browns.
It's all right on our doorstep
With your own <a href="/lodges-caravans-for-sale-cornwall/">luxury caravan or lodge</a> at Trelay, you can explore Talland Bay at your leisure. Whether looking for a lazy beach day, shoreline fishing, snorkelling or rock pooling with the little ones, the sheltered coves of Talland bay are the ideal spot, just a short drive from 5-star park.Discover More Of Cornwall